Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
25 September 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
Both our services today are being led by our minister, and our evening service at Church house, will include communion.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, and handmade cards will be on sale. ALL are invited to join in this time of informal fellowship.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so please, don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns 388, Lord of all being throned afar,
Great God your love has called us here, 164
Readings Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Luke 16:19-31
Hymns 162, 53, 355
Readings John 12:24-26
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm, Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary), Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm, Cinema Trip see Diary
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion meet at 10.30, Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday Family worship will be led by Hadyn Blackey and our ‘Harvest Praise’ service at 6pm will be led by our minister.
Church Family News
The purpose of ‘Family News’ is to inform our prayers during the coming week. Brian will receive his biopsy results this week. Caroline’s help ‘package’ will finish soon. There are several people in our fellowship that need medical help, and have to make decisions about treatment. Alomg with these pastoral concerns we remember those people who contribute in the day to day work of ‘our’ church.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 26th September Voluntary work with teenagers
A meeting will be held in St Catherine’s Church at 7.30 pm to discuss ways of expanding an existing group who have been going out to talk to the teenagers who hang around the town on a Friday night. We are hoping have refreshments available from the forecourt of Temple. There is also the possibility of running some special interest groups. Ideas so far have been a coding club (writing programmes for computers) and baking.
We are looking for people to commit to maybe once a month on a Friday evening. If anyone is interested, give your name to Marcia.
Wednesday 28th September Ladies Guild
At last the first meeting our autumn session when Phil will be speaking about his adventures in Brazil. We will meet at 2pm in the comfort of the sanctuary.
Thursday 29th September 6:10pm. Chapter Cinema
Our next cinema trip will be to see ‘Captain Fantastic’ (certificate 15) – a drama about a family who live isolated in the woods and their difficult yet often comic reintegration into modern day society. Those planning to come are encouraged to book tickets beforehand, to meet in the foyer by 6pm and are welcome to stay for dinner/drinks and debrief after the film. Speak to Phil if any queries.
Sunday 9th October Church Meeting
The meeting will follow the morning service, more details and the agenda will be available next week.
Monday 10th October ‘The Great Spiritual Migration:
Often cited as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the West, Brian McLaren will be speaking on his upcoming book, ‘The Great Spiritual Migration: Re-imagining a Faith that will Save Us’ at City URC, Cardiff, 7:30pm In his book, he calls for the era of a change averse, selfprotecting Church to end. He invites open-minded Christians to undertake the task of shifting the faith to be more in sync with its founder. He asks what it would mean for Christians to rediscover their faith – not as a system of beliefs, but as a just and generous way of life. Tickets (£10) are now on sale and can be purchased online at the PCN Britain website www.pcnbritain.org.uk/shop
October Film & Chat
The film will be a hopeful period drama (certificate 12) about race relations in 1960’s USA as part of our Black History Month observation.
Harvest season celebrations
The evening service on October 2nd will be a shorter ‘harvest praise’ service with Holy Communion. Following the service we will have a discussion about evening services. Some reflections can be found at the back of the church. Don’t forget to give Phil your favourite harvest hymn, poem, painting or reading.
Used Postage Stamps
Please remember to save postage stamps from your mail and put them in the box, on the table, they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
Saturday Coffee Bar
The Coffee Bar is an important part of our outreach. We open for just two hours on most Saturday mornings. It is run by volunteers who serve toasted teacakes – we would welcome ‘new’ volunteers – could YOU be a volunteer, there is a new rota on the wall in the hall – PLEASE sign up and help us!
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 1st Volunteer please! Oct 8th Janet Bullock
Oct 2nd am Haydn Blackey pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Oct 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 5pm ‘Film Night’
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess,
Marlene McCloy, Gordon Thompson, Val Stone,
Brian & Marcia Hurley, Anita Instrell, Margaret Morris.
Thought for the Week
Don’t put a question mark where God puts a full stop! Unknown